Local SEO Dorchester

One of the first places to start in carrying out local SEO in Dorchester, Dorset, is with competitor research, so I surveyed 70,000 UK local websites!

local seo for Dorchester business

The Town of Dorchester has a population of around 19000 people which makes up for 0.031% of the total UK population. The local business websites that Dorchester have on the web, make up for around 0.074% of the UK total local websites.

Could be tough! competition online in Dorchester is EXTREMELY HIGH with 2 times the average competition!

There is a fair amount of competition locally in Dorchester, but always room for someone willing to learn keyword research skills!

Small business Local Search Engine Optimisation in Dorchester could be a much simpler process than you may have been told.

To get you started and to make sure your SEO in Dorchester is on the right path, I wrote an article for beginners with the most important top local seo tips, please take a look.

Please take a look around and make sure you read my home page as it contains a lot of information on SEO to help you.

Competitive Dorchester Industries

I also discovered the most active online industries in Dorchester and have built a short list below, starting at the hardest inustry to compete against locally.

1) Solicitors
2) Gift shops
3) Driving instructors
4) Estate agents
5) Plumbers
6) Flooring services
7) Web site design
8) Advertising agencies
9) Dry cleaners
10) Ironing and laundry services

These are the most competitive business types in Dorchester and indicate how much SEO work is needed to rank in these industries.

However just because an industry is very competitive does not mean their SEO is effective.

Dorchester Influencers

A great way to improve your SEO is to create local connections, so i have compiled a list most influential people in and around Dorchester, Dorset. This list does change and so its worth checking it out once in a while. Use this list to help build your local business in Dorchester.

local influencer marketing Dorchester

@RussellBCaC CreativeaboutCuisine in Dorchester, Dorset, UK
Creative about Cuisine; food writing, food photography, recipe development, consultancy. Former Michelin-starred chef. First book, Well Seasoned, out March 2018

@DorsetMuseum Dorset County Museum in Dorchester, Dorset
Dorset County Museum in #Dorchester. A unique resource of #Dorset places and people for future generations to study and enjoy. #Museum #History

@DorchesterArts Dorchester Arts in Dorchester, Dorset, UK
Bringing music, comedy, drama, visual arts, talks, youth theatre and festival events to Dorchester and people in Dorset. Visit our website to see whats on.

@weldmar Weldmar Hospicecare in Dorchester, Dorset
Weldmar Hospicecare is a charity that provides end of life care for people living in Dorset who need our specialist support

@gailaldwin Gail Aldwin in Dorchester, Dorset
Prize-winning writer #PhD #Chair @dorsetwriternet PAISLEY SHIRT https://t.co/vyvwksorif tutor @inspiredAUB

@Trudeestweets ....Trudee.... in Dorchester, Dorset
I could never be described in just 150 characters! ....

@DorchesterTIC Dorchester TIC in Dorchester, Dorset, UK
Information Centre for the local community and visitors. Supporting tourism in Dorchester and the work of the Visit Dorset Tourism Partnership.

@LanghamWinery Langham Wine Estate in Nr. Dorchester, Dorset
Fine English Sparkling Wine, from the rolling hills of rural Dorset. UKVA Most Outstanding Sparkling Wine 2015 & 2016. Sales, tours and vouchers via website

@DCHFT DorsetCountyHospital in Dorchester
A district general hospital in Dorchester, Dorset, UK run by Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

@tweet_kmc Kingston Maurward in Dorchester, Dorset
We are a vibrant and growing land-based college set in the heart of Dorset on the south coast.

@Knitworks Knitworks in Dorchester, Dorset, England
Bespoke accessories, fabrics, patterns & textures. Fashion & Interiors. Yarns for sale, please enquire. Countryside studio.

@guyedwardes Guy Edwardes in Dorchester, Dorset, UK
Professional landscape and nature photographer

@WDorsetLiving West Dorset Living The lifestyle magazine for West Dorset, featuring Dorchester, Weymouth and Bridport. With interviews, recipes, homes, fashion, travel and whats on!

@PlazaDorchester Plaza Cinema in Dorchester Dorset
The Plaza Cinema Dorchester - Built in 1933, now a 4 screen miniplex run by the Picturedrome Electric Theatre Company

@TasteChesil taste*cafe at Chesil in Dorchester, Dorset, UK
A great little caf in the Dorset Wildlife Centre, Chesil Beach. Locally sourced homemade food, cake, fab views of the Fleet Lagoon. Dorset TA Gold 2017!

@lemonsqueezym Bethany Carter in Dorchester, Dorset, UK
Social media manager at Lemon Squeezy Marketing .. Mum to Elijah Seth, living with a huskita, 2 cats and a husband ........................

@thomashardye Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester, Dorset

@DannyDuke_VFX Danny Duke in Dorchester, Dorset
Managing Director @OutpostVFX, digital artist occasional lecturer & father. Tweets about VFX, films, CG stuff, architecture, photography, running & my children.

@AdamLeonard1460 Adam Leonard in Dorchester, Dorset
Husband, Dad, Leeds fan. Ex British Army. u can take the man out of yorkshire, but you cant take the yorkshire out of the man!

@DorchesterCFB Dorchester Chamber in Dorchester, Dorset, UK
We play an active role in the town and surrounding area, helping to promote local business and enterprise. Join us at our next monthly networking breakfast.

Organic Social SEO Dorchester

I monitor all Twitter users in Dorchester and have created the above section to allow you to find the best people in Dorchester and Dorset to follow and interact with.

Use this list to find Top Social Media Influencers to boost your organic SEO in Dorchester. Connect with people in your community and build your Dorchester business.

Engage with influential people in Dorchester rather than your target market as a whole. Identify the people that have influence over potential clients then orientate your marketing activities toward these influencers. More articles coming soon!

Checkout the social influencers in places nearby such as; Chard, Bournemouth, Ilminster, Axminster, Wincanton, Gillingham, Shaftesbury, Swanage, Wimborne Minster and Lyme Regis

Using local Dorchester Social Networks is a great way to leave your business card wherever you go and it does not take long, just a few minutes a day will do.

Top Dorchester Searches

I am currently building a database of Dorchester SEO keywords people actually search for. Here are some I have found so far...

1) Business development consultant dorchester
2) Dorchester tic
3) Plaza cinema dorchester
4) Picturedrome dorchester
5) Dorchester fc


Local SEO Audits

More coming soon!